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Victor C. D. Barnes, Psychologist.
Adelaide, South Australia
Services and Fees:

Services (face-to-face and online or phone)
Ph. (08) 8339 5465 or 0414393616

If you definitely want to book an appointment at Seaton Clinic (Western Suburbs) Ph. 8345 1369 mentioning me by name. CONTENTS BELOW

LOCATIONS
PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS, COUNSELLING, HYPNOTHERAPY
ONLINE AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING
REPORTS AND ASSESSMENTS
CONSULTING FEES
(for clinical services, health insurance and Medicare rebates can apply)

BULK BILLING & FEES FOR CLINICAL SERVICES
CANCELLATIONS, "NO SHOWS"
MEDICARE REBATES
FEES FOR ONLINE AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING
TERMS OF PAYMENT
INVEST IN YOURSELF
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR ASK A QUESTION

LOCATIONS:
Summary of Locations: CRAFERS WEST (Sheoak Road) and SEATON (175 Trimmer Parade, Seaton). Home Visits:(Adelaide Hills and Southern suburbs by arrangement.

Standard consultations are for 1 clinical hour (50 mins.).

Naturally, professional confidentiality applies. Referral is not needed unless you are seeking the Medicare Mental Health Care Plan benefit, explained below. Phone (08) 8339 5465.

TREATMENTS AND COUNSELLING include hypnotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and analytical, cathartic/abreactive techniques (which can involve dream and guided phantasy work).

Bulk Billing (no out of pocket cost). Client must have a "GP Mental Health Care Plan" from a GP, psychiatrist of paediatrician, and a health care card, or indicate a low income. Bulk billing does not apply to cases likely to come before the courts, e.g. some sorts of family issues.

Phobias
Panic
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship counselling
General counselling
Smoking
Obesity
Anger
Children's problems (behaviour & school performance)
Obsessive compulsive disorders

ONLINE AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING can be negotiated on request.

All fees quoted below are in Australian dollars.

REPORTS & ASSESSMENTS

Human Resource reports, Social profiles, Assessment of psychological injury & forensic reports. (Fees generally range from $200.00 - $1,2500.00)

Reports are based on testing and interviewing. They usually specify and refer to Personality, Intelligence and Interests, reference-checking as required, diagnoses/prognoses where relevant, and recommended treatment where relevant. Reports are usually for Human Resource purposes (recruiting or strategic planning), forensic purposes (matters coming before the courts) or rehabilitation purposes (e.g. reports to Workcover).

CONSULTING FEES (see below): (Credit cards not accepted, payment is by cash, cheque, or money order.) These fees mentioned below are for private clinical clients and do not apply to professional or corporate clients, issues likely to, or intended to come before the courts, or to issues requiring extensive written reports. Fees for such services are by negotiation.

CLINICAL FEES IN A NUT-SHELL (sessions: 1 clinical hour = 50 mins.)
You do not need to be referred by a doctor but you cannot get the Medicare/bulk-billing benefit without it.

MY FEES: Nil gap, i.e. free (bulk-billed) to low income clients where the client has a GP mental health care plan (a special referal) from a treating doctor. You can simply ask your referring doctor if you qualify for a "GP Mental Health Care Plan". Otherwise my fee is $135.00 if paid at consultation by cash/cheque/money order.I do not take cards. My normal fee is $165.00 per clinical hour (50 mins)if I bill you. (Note: APS Recommended Fee $206.00 per clinical session)

If you intend to use Private Health Insurance you should check with your health fund to confirm that you qualify for psychology benefits.

BULK BILLING & FEES FOR CLINICAL SERVICES
As explained above, persons with a "GP Mental Health Care Plan" from their GP AND who also have a low income, or a Centrelink pension card, or health card are bulk-billed (meaning no cost to client). Persons not eligible for a Medicare rebate can claim private health benefits if they have appropriate insurance. Note, Medicare will not allow clients to use both Medicare and private benefits.

MEDICARE REBATES AND "BULK BILLING" FOR ELIGIBLE CLIENTS: My clients who get a "GP Mental Health Care Plan Item" from their doctor are eligible for a Medicare rebate of $83.25 per visit (or $104.55 for home visits) for up to 10 visits per year (subject to a report back to the doctor who reviews your situation after the first 6 visits). I bulk bill virtually all low income clients who have the "GP Mental Health Care Plan".

Fees can be rebated by appropriate Health Insurance but you cannot use both Private insurance and Medicare.

Fees for Online or Telephone Counselling: Not covered by health insurance. Standard service (see under "Services" above) $400.00 per month in advance. Specific parameters of service by negotiation but usually up to 4 hours per month. Payable by cheque or Paypal by arrangement.

TERMS OF PAYMENT
Clients who are not eligible to be bulk billed are advised to make their payments at consultation. My full fee is $165.00 per session but this can be reduced to $135.00 by simply paying cash or cheque at consultation.

CANCELLATIONS AND NO SHOWS". If an appointment is missed without a full 24 hours notice a "no show" fee equal to the value of the consultation is immediately due and note well this cannot be rebated by either Medicare or private insurance. The reason for this charge is that regardless of whether you show-up or not you have contracted to use my time. Several "no shows" in a day add up to a massive loss from the working day. There is no charge whatsoever if you give 24+ hours notice of intention to cancel or alter an appointment.

INVEST IN YOURSELF: For less than a full service on your car, or your home insurance premium or about 1/2 what it usually costs to get your car airconditioning fixed you can have a course of appointments that could make a positive difference to the rest of your life. Don't make the mistake of investing more in things than on yourself!

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR ASK A QUESTION: call me on phone or email: clientquery@Yahoo.com .
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